ALPHARETTA, GA – April 28, 2016 – Carmichael Consulting, an Alpharetta-based Managed IT Services provider and member of the Apple Consultants Network, announced today that The Drake House was chosen to receive a free wireless network from Meraki. Carmichael Consulting nominated The Drake House for the award during the Meraki-Giving Campaign in November 2015. Selected non-profits were recognized for their demonstrated need and ability to maximize use of the technology in their delivery of services.
“Enabling residents with wireless technology is a valuable part of helping them to re-establish productive lives and work towards their ultimate goal of self-sufficiency. Plus, the functionality of the equipment that permits us to monitor service is a real asset to our organization,” said Kathy Swahn, Executive Director of The Drake House. “We’re flattered that Carmichael Consulting nominated us for this award and pleased that they continue to help insure the smooth operations of our IT infrastructure.”
The Drake House received 5 MR26 APs (wireless access points) with 3 year licenses free of cost from Meraki (a donation valued at approximately $7,000). Carmichael Consulting donated the implementation services.
The Drake House chose to have the wireless access points installed in their main office as well as in the apartments where the mothers and children currently serviced by The Drake House reside.
“Securing appropriate technology for non-profits through the Meraki-Cisco award program is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Carmichael Consulting President Tyler Jones. “In this case in particular, the simple to manage Meraki wireless network is an excellent match for the requirements of The Drake House and integrates well with their existing cloud-based infrastructure.”
The Drake House
The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Fulton. Immediate housing combined with an empowerment program is designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency.
The Drake House addresses a long-standing need for emergency housing for women and children in the north Fulton community. We offer housing in 1 or 2 bedroom apartments and in-depth assessments to approximately 40-50 families a year. Each family stays approximately 125 days. These mothers may be unemployed or underemployed and lack sufficient income to meet all the expenses of life in the North Fulton community. For more information, visit www.thedrakehouse.org.
About Carmichael Consulting
Carmichael Consulting is a professionally-staffed Managed IT Services provider focused specifically on SMB organizations who utilize Apple computers for some or their entire IT environment. The team boasts decades of corporate experience with both Windows and iOS and are thus well prepared to support today’s organizations as they adopt a BYOD approach to technology and need help supporting the iPads, iPhones and MacBooks preferred by many of their employees.
As a full-service IT solution provider, Carmichael Consulting can provide IT support as well as technology planning for business requirements spanning your entire network: from server to desktop, or mobile device, and into the cloud. Carmichael Consulting is a proud member of the Apple Consultants Network, the Dell Consultants Network and the Microsoft Partner Program. Please visit: www.carmichaelconsulting.net.